Item description for Catholic Saints Prayer Book: Moments of Inspiration from Your Favorite Saints by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle...
Overview Offering moments of inspiration from favorite saints, this resource can help Catholics strive to imitate their virtues, learn from their timeless wisdom, and ask for their intercession.
Publishers Description Moments of inspiration from some of your favorite saints: strive to imitate their virtues, learn from their timeless wisdom, and ask for their intercessions.
"Dear St. Padre Pio, Pray for me, please, that I may receive the graces I need to deeply participate in the holy sacrifice of the Mass. Please help me to desire humility, simplicity, and the spirit of obedience in my walk of life. Help me to realize the power in suffering united to the will of God. St. Padre Pio, pray for us and all who invoke your aid. If it is in God's holy will, please grant me (here mention your request). Amen."
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.06" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.29 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher OUR SUNDAY VISITOR #1214
ISBN 1592762859 ISBN13 9781592762859
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More About Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is an award-winning author and the EWTN television host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms and is currently filming a new series for EWTN-- Feeding Your Family's Soul. A Catholic wife and mother of five, she was noted as one of the Top Ten Most Fascinating Catholics in 2009 by Faith & Family Live and enjoyed a decade-long friendship with Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She resides in New Milford, CT.
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Catholics Saints Prayer Book Review Jul 21, 2008
Catholic Saints Prayer Book
Our family's home is filled with Catholic books, especially books on the saints. Would there be new book on the saints that would stand out? Could there really be a Catholic saints book that would be different than the ones already sitting on our book shelves?
Well, when fellow Catholic blogger and online friend Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle gave me an opportunity to read and review her book, I was briefly hesitant to accept because I believed that it would just be another ordinary saints book.
However, after reading Donna's little book recently published by Our Sunday Visitor I can honestly say that this book truly stands out.
First of all, you can see it was a work of love on Donna's part. Here is a woman who is very spiritual and who has been blessed in her life to personally know a Catholic saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Then there is the fact that the book in itself is beautiful to behold. It reminded me of the old fashioned books with the lovely designs and elegant fonts. It was not a cheap paperback but a quality hardcover book.
The book itself is tiny in size yet packed full of interesting tidbits of favorite Catholic saints. Some of my favorite saints which I found covered in the book include:
- St. Augustine - St. Faustina - St. Francis - St. John Chrysostom - St. Maximilian Kolbe - St. Padre Pio - St. Rita of Cascia - St. Thomas More
Actually, it was very enjoyable reading about all the saints that were selected by Donna. I believe I learned something new on just about all the saints that I had not known before. For example, I did not know that St. Augustine started living with a woman at the age of fifteen! I also did not know that the sisters of St. Bernadette's convent treated her so harshly!!
Each saint's page contains the feast day of that particular saint, a quote from either the saint, the Catechism of the Catholic Church or from scripture, a short list of all their patronages, (what they were patron saints of)a compact yet precise outline of the saint's biography and to make each entry special, Donna included a prayer for each particular saint. The little book also contains graphics that are not usually seen. For instance, St. Ignatius of Loyola's death mask.
The first time I opened the book to read it was when my family and I were at the airport waiting for my niece and nephew to arrive. I took out the little book to read and was soon absorbed in it. Before I knew it, my husband was looking over my shoulder to read along with me and then soon our son was doing the same thing. In order to be fair we took turns reading the lovely little saints book. My husband commented that that I should always carry the book in my purse. He said it was a treasure. I thought that was an excellent suggestion and so that is what I have been doing since receiving the book.
I really hope that if you are looking for a book on the saints that will captivate your family's interest and also be a prayer book for yourself, that you will consider buying this beautiful little book.
Mahalo Donna for the opportunity to read your new book.
"Catholic Saints Prayer Book" is a gem of a book; perfect as a gift for either a teacher or college-bound sons and daughters. (Giving college kids anything about saints is an excellent idea.)
The hardbound book is beautifully designed, with a lovely painting on the cover and illustrations inside. The pages are a soft gloss with a calming green decorative border on the edges of each page. Donna-Marie managed to concisely capture the birth and death dates for each saint, their Feast Day, the saint's patronage, information about their life, and a prayer to that particular saint. Here is one of my favorites:
Prayer to St. Joseph
Dear St. Joseph, you were an ordinary man, a humble carpenter. But you were a prayerful, holy soul, the foster father of Jesus, a model for us all. Please guide me in my own journey through life, and help me be aware of God's specific call to me. Help me to see that in my own life God is calling me to greater things for His glory. Please pray to the Blessed Trinity for me to be granted the graces that I need most. I pray that I can be faithful to my state of life, totally trusting in God's divine providence for me. St. Joseph, pray for all who invoke your aid. If it is in God's holy will, please grant me (here mention your request). Amen.
Isn't that wonderful? I just love this little book of the saints.
Ever since I've started to embrace the saints more, I have felt a new confidence enter my faith. I feel as though I do have a huge group of saints who are pulling for me. They know how difficult the journey can be and are praying we can overcome our trials and tribulations.
Donna-Marie's "Catholic Saints Prayer Book" is the perfect way to remind others that they, too, have a group of saints who are "pulling for them" to persevere. It's a great gift for either yourself or someone you love. Enjoy it and be blessed!
Uplifting book Jul 15, 2008
We are fortunate to have the saints' life stories to encourage us and help us get through each day. This little book, Catholic Saints Prayer Book, carries a big message that the saints were people just like us. I have purchased 20 copies of Catholic Saints Prayer Book. I work at a Catholic hospital and have given them to co-workers and patients. The small size makes it possible for me to carry it with me in my jacket pocket. Sometimes, before I leave a patient's room, I show the book to them, open it, pick a saint randomly and read to them about the saint. I gave the book to a friend who had just had a baby. She used the book to help name her baby girl! This book is faith filled and will certainly inspire those who read it.
Catholic Saints...our models for life! Jun 27, 2008
The Catholic Church's arsenal of saints is truly a resource that is sadly overlooked by contemporary Catholics. Donna's synopsis of the lives of popular saints is a welcome addition to my spiritual reading library. The heroic lifestyles of the holy men and women that are portrayed in such a clearly spiritual manner by the author are refreshing reminders that all of us as Catholics are called to the ultimate vocation of sainthood. A great book for catechesis and religious education for all levels of faithful Catholics and those interested in learning about the "pillars" of Catholicism. Well done, this book is inspiration to Catholics seeking to identify more closely with the spiritual "heavy-hitters" that have achieved the ultimate title...Saint!
Great whether you want information or inspiration Jun 3, 2008
"We hope not just to make it to heaven one day, but rather to bring countless souls with us because of our life and how we have loved," says Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle in her new book, Catholic Saints Prayer Book. And there is no better way to do just that than by learning from those that did it best - the saints.
This handy compilation is packed with far more than its compact design would suggest. I was pleased with how much quality information it contained about the lives of over 30 of the Catholic Church's great saints.
For each saint featured in the book, Donna-Marie provides a glimpse of the wisdom of each of these historic individuals along with a brief synopsis of their life. It even contains an insightfully crafted intercessory prayer for each saint.
If you are looking to learn more about these heroic examples of our faith, this book is for you. It's to the point, packed with facts, and inspiring at every page turn - making it great for all ages. It's useful whether reading it all at once, or even just a few pages at a time. It makes a great reference book, too.
Donna-Marie proclaims, as the Church does, that "we should indeed seek out the saints, who will surely help lead us to God, assisting us all along the way." This book is a great place to let your seeking begin.